The tips for raising kids in Artful Parenting are for use by parents who . . . Want to have happy, well-adjusted kids. desire to raise their children in a more positive and nurturing environment than they may have experienced in their own childhood. Want to be in charge of their children in a responsible and loving way and not have their kids be in charge of them. Want to teach their children to have respect for themselves and others. Want to have a handle on giving their children choices. Believe in disciplining children and don't want to hit or beat them. Want their kids to be truthful with them. want to start right with their kids instead of wishing they'd done it differently.